Koryûsai - Nude lovers
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Isoda Koryûsai (1735-1790)

Nude lovers.

Series: Shikidô torikumi jûniban (Twelve Bouts in the Way of Love)

Date: ca. 1775-77

Size: Oban, 23,9 x 36,8 cm

Very good impression, colours a little bit faded, not mounted. Margins a little bit trimmed, some creases, a tiny bit soiled and worn, otherwise good condition. The term „torikumi“ in the title refers to the sumo wrestling sport.

Fig.: Uhlenbeck/Winkel: Japanese Erotic Fantasies. Sexual Imagery of the Edo Period, p 110, No 28b. Fig.: Klompmakers: Japanese erotic prints, shunga by Harunobu & Koryûsai, p 135, No E.5.